John Cromwell

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Birthday
23, 1887
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Sep 26, 1979 (91)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
23, 1887
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Sep 26, 1979 (91)

About

American film actor and director who won a Tony Award for his performance as John Gray in Point of No Return in 1951, and directed iconic films like Tom Sawyer and Of Human Bondage. He was also an acclaimed stage actor a the President of the Screen Directors Guild in 1944 to 1946.

Before Fame

He made his stage debut in 1912 in Little Women and made his film debut in the 1929 talkie film The Dummy.

Trivia

He was president of the Director's Guild from 1944 to 1946, but was subsequently blacklisted during the McCarthy Era.

Family Life

He was married four times, to Alice Lindahl, Marie Goff, Kay Johnson, and Ruth Nelson. He had two sons with Johnson, one of whom is famed actor James Cromwell.

Associated With

He directed the iconic 1946 film Anna and the King of Siam which starred Irene Dunne in the title role.